Dale A. “Skip” Blair, Brookfield, Ohio

Briceland Funeral Home

September 28, 2021

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BROOKFIELD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Dale A. “Skip” Blair, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, while at home and surrounded by the love of his family, following a brief illness. He was 81.

Dale was born at home in Orangeville, Ohio on November 27, 1939, the son of Clement D. and Jessie E. (Hipkins) Blair.

“Skip” graduated in 1957 from Vernon High School.

He had worked as an inspector for General Motors, Lordstown, Ohio. In addition, he was also a quality controller before he retired after dedicating 32 years of service to the company.

He was a member of the Brookfield United Methodist Church; United Auto Workers Local #1112; Ski-Club of Sharon and a volunteer with the Hartford Township Fire Department for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling the dirt track racing circuit and working on anything mechanical. Skip loved wintering in both Astor and Ruskin, Florida, however, being with his family put the biggest smile on his face.

Dale had an infectious smile, a heart of gold and genuinely cared for people. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his bride, Nancy A. (Vogan) Blair, whom he married April 12, 1984; his children, Kendra D. Christy of Vienna, Ohio, Richard C. Blair (companion, Becky Roark) of Kennasaw, Georgia, Diane R. Kirk (Tom) of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania and Kevin O. Blair (Dana) of Aldie, Virginia; his stepchildren, Richard Price (Karen) of Lexington, Kentucky, Karen Keener (Ira) of Naperville, Illinois, Jane Lonardo (Art) of Boardman, Ohio and Denise Price (Stephen) of Poland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Charles E. Blair of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Shirley Sarko of Cortland, Ohio and Carol Hiller of Wilmington, Delaware, as well as his extended family too.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marlan Blair and son-in-law, Mark S. Christy.

A time of gathering to honor “Skip” will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove Street, Brookfield, OH 44403. A funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to his church, Brookfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 22, Brookfield, OH 44403 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at: www.bricelandfuneralservice.com. Arrangements handled byBriceland Funeral Service, LLC. (330-509-3135)

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A television tribute will air Monday, October 4 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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